American Masters

Leaving Hollywood for Broadway

Clip: Season 27 Episode 8 | 1m 15s

Marvin Hamlisch won three Academy Awards in one evening in 1974, making him a film composer star in Hollywood. But he longed to work as a composer in Broadway theater, so he left Los Angeles to work with Michael Bennett on the then Off-Broadway theater production in the works, "A Chorus Line." As the lyricist Marilyn Bergman puts it, "Theater beckoned."

Aired: 12/27/13

Rating: NR

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